Speed march will stop the traffic on Saturday

12:26 28 May 2014

RM speed march

RM speed march

Archant

For two hours the seafront and most of the town centre will be closed to traffic on Saturday to enable 700 Royal Marines to speed march as part of the corps’ 350th birthday 
celebrations.

The rolling road closures take place on Saturday (May 31) from 9am to 11.15am and there will be no alterative routes.

The speed march will start on the seafront and be led by drummers from the Royal Marines Band, members of the Royal Marines Association, and Royal Marines Volunteer Cadet Corps.

On reaching The Strand members of the corps family will line the route in Rolle Street.

The march will then start from the east end of the seafront at 10.45am.

Maer Road, Queens Drive, The Esplanade, Alexandra Terrace, High Street, Rolle Street, The Strand, The Parade, Exeter Road and Carter Avenue will be affected.

The closures will also affect Lympstone from 10.30am to noon, when Sowden Lane, The Strand and Burgmanns Hill will be closed.

The marines unit will be accompanied by six runners who have travelled around Europe as part of the 1664 Challenge, raising hundreds of thousands of pounds for Royal Marines charities.

The runners started their epic journey in north Norway on February 5.

They skied to Stavanger in the south of the country, sailed south to Cadiz in Spain and cycled from Gibraltar to the Normandy beaches. They then paddled across the English Channel before embarking on a run around the UK.

This has so far taken in Plymouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow – and part of the route is from Poole to the marines’ Lympstone base.

A spokesman said: “The run and the challenge will culminate on Friday, July 25, with a Corps RM 350 celebration marathon from Gravesend into the City of London finishing just prior to the start of the Royal Marines’ parade through the city.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Exmouth Herald visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Exmouth Herald staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Exmouth Herald account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More from Exmouth Herald

Yesterday, 18:30
Chloë Stratta.

Elijah, first performed in Birmingham in 1846 and conducted by the composer himself, is not a work to be attempted by the faint-hearted, requiring singers with stamina and the ability to sing over an arching range of dynamics, from the contemplative style of Blessed are the Men who fear Him, to the declamatory Baal we cry to thee.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:24
EDDC's Knowle HQ. Ref shs 7705-15-12SH Picture: Simon Horn

Independent councillors call for extraordinary meeting to debate the office relocation

Read more
Yesterday, 15:00
Visit Exmouth poster

Visit Exmouth – an Exmouth Festival project, funded by Arts Council England and the festival – is now on at Exmouth Library.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:38
Hospiscare's mascot Ella the Owl visits the Archant Exeter office to thank the company for supporting the charity's Twilight Walk fundraising walk at Exmouth in July. Photo: Paul Strange.

Ella the Owl visited the Journal offices on Friday as she gears up for the Twilight Walk on Saturday, July 11.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:30
DJ Ray at Exmouth's Bicton Inn

The Bicton Inn on Bicton Street is hosting a series of Exmouth Festival fringe events.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:42

Budleigh Salterton’s big-hitting Zimbabwean Cephas Zhuwao will make his belated debut against Barton this Saturday.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:47
Fran Rose with her daughter Lucy in her previous electric wheelchair

A housebound Topsham woman, whose electric wheelchair broke down, is looking for a replacement to allow her to get out and about again.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:41
Golf generic picture

In glorious May weather the DMVGA team headed into Cornwall to play the first leg of the annual match against the Cornish Seniors Golfing Association, writes Stuart MacKerrell

Read more
Yesterday, 09:31

The new co-ordinators of the Budleigh Salterton Voluntary Car Service are making an appeal for more drivers to come forward.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:17
Councillor Maddie Chapman was elected as the new Mayor of Exmouth at the annual meeting of the Exmouth Town Council on Monday evening and is pictured with Town Crier Roger Bourgein. Ref exe 7022-21-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Brixington’s Maddie Chapman has been elected as Exmouth’s mayor, taking over the mantle from Bill Nash.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 15°C

min temp: 13°C

Most read

Great British Life


Great British Life
Advertise
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Family Notices
Photo Orders
iwitness24
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Exmouth Herald e-edition today E-edition



Exmouth's trusted business finder